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Gear Corner / Roland TD12 Vdrum module update
March 31, 2010, 11:17:56 PM
You V-drummers out there probably know this already... but just in case..... there's an update available for the TD12 drum brain that unlocks many of the additional features previously only available on the TD20. ...  

These updates include mic position on each drum, tambourine on the hi-hat, improved hi-hat response and tonnes of other stuff.
Your TD 12 always had this stuff in it, but it's never been exposed to humans until now (although i read somewhere that V-expression kits accessed the features via sysx messages I think...)

It takes AGES to install and I thought it had hung twice but it's just slow  - like 20 minutes slow!

Anyway. It's cool.. I have it. You need it. Message ends.
Gear Corner / Re: Best Budget Recording PC Software
March 31, 2010, 10:57:24 PM
I bought a Tascam US122 MKII usb audio interface (c£100) and it came with Cubase Le which I'm really enjoying now that I'm getting the hang of it.

... but then... I am only a drummer...

If you need an audio interface (not sure if you do or if you already have one?), how about getting one with an LE version of Cubase or Sonar  DAWs included ? Or am I being a pillock (it's quite common for me?).
Gear Corner / Re: iPad Midipad
March 31, 2010, 09:24:33 PM
Quote from: "sawtooth"Having written off the ipad as a waste of space (for me at least) I may have to think again,

Want. Need.
Gear Corner / Re: Gear Lust
March 31, 2010, 09:20:29 PM
Ooooh - so many nice toys!
I miss my rotos.. They're packed up in the garage with my Pearl Export kit....
I don't have a cube (but I'd like one, if that counts as gear lust?)
but I have entirely taken over a spare room wit my "boy music" things. Thank god for V-drums.
Gear Corner / Re: Gear Lust
March 31, 2010, 12:57:21 AM
Quote from: "Mouse"
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Quote from: "CraigSteen"Ooooh drum porn... Talking of which....have the rest of you drum guys seen this ?
I really, really need to win the lottery.

Me too, and I don't even play the drums. Mmm, noise...
Do you think he's like a "drum feeder"... just building his kit to such a size that he'll never get it out of the basement ?

Anyway Mr Hippo - I heard on twitter that you were off to make  prog-esque noises in Manchester or something.... What kit were you using for that out of interest??
Gear Corner / Re: Gear Lust
March 31, 2010, 12:51:29 AM
Quote from: "rogerg"sweet drums.

I've been wanting one of these: Tascam US-1641

not really why I need it, but I only have two xlr inputs on my Lexicon Omega, and I'm itching for more.  for all that recording that I'm not doing....   8-)

Oh wow... so many noise holes !
Gear Corner / Re: Gear Lust
March 30, 2010, 11:15:30 PM
Quote from: "Bokkie"... a lovely new Gretsch kit with 6 toms and a 20 " kick accompanied with some sennheiser 421 mic's and some ribbon ...

Ooooh drum porn... Talking of which....have the rest of you drum guys seen this ?
(wait ages for the images but that's part of the tease)..

It's totally gratuitous to be honest..and you'll make jokes about "how the guy has never seen a lady",  but then, deep down,  you wouldn't say no would you????
Gear Corner / Re: Gear Lust
March 30, 2010, 10:58:27 PM
Quote from: "catherine"Er... my name is Catherine and I really, really want a Rickenbacker bass and also an iPhone...  :cry:  :cry:  :cry:

Oooh - I'd like an iPhone too... but I'm worried my IT colleagues will think I've gone soft  because it's prrrdy and shiny and  you don't have to reboot it every 5 minutes.. They will make me sit with the web designers... and I don't have any Dunlop green flash shoes or G-Star Raw jeans.....Sorry.... over-sharing again....
Gear Corner / Re: Gear Lust
March 30, 2010, 10:48:22 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"Welcome Craig,
That's a Class A lust you've got there...

Erm... I feel even more ashamed now... I've already started on the the Class B "recreational use, not for distribution" TD6V, which has now lead me to my crystal -"TD-12"-meth habit .... I thought that was enough for any man, but then I started mixing with the wrong kids on the estate, and now I'm regularly using kits from VExpressions.. sometimes twice in a weekend.... I... can't help myself.

As for the latency.. well... I'm getting latency with my USB midi interfaces - Not even Audio... It's messing with my head man!
Maybe it's the cheap USB -> midi in/out lead connected to my Triton...
Maybe it's because My PC's USB Bus can't handle my Juno G, tascam US122Mk2 and the Triton on 3 different interfaces...
Maybe that last drumstick that caught my forehead during that 12 minute prog solo did more damage to my brain than the experts thought....

Anyway... Thanks for making me feel welcome...Does anyone else have the munchies now?
Gear Corner / Re: Gear Lust
March 30, 2010, 12:33:07 AM

I'd  like a Roland TD20KX V-Drum kit....
Does that make me bad or shallow ?

I like drums more than keyboards... I can't seem to hit those tiny black notes with my Vic Firth sticks.
Also... I'm embarrassed to go to dinner parties and out for drinks with my friends as I have a really bad case of..... Latency.

I need help.